With eFootball PES 2021 Season Update being released on September 15, the game has announced its new cover athletes. Konami released information Monday on the final cover for the standard edition of the game before it launches. The game will be featuring four athletes on the cover with some historical backings to it.

Background Into eFootball PES 2021 Season Update Cover

For the first time in video game history, eFootball PES 2021 will feature two of the sports’ best players. The cover includes FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. The game also has a history of featuring emerging stars from the sport to be on the cover as well. Their other two cover athletes are Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and FC Bayern’s Alphonso Davies.

Messi is making his sixth cover appearance for the game as Konami celebrates the 25th anniversary of the video game franchise. Ronaldo was brought on the cover due to being named an official eFootball PES ambassador. Rashford and Davies were also named as ambassadors to the game as well. All four will also be featured on the new Club Editions of the game. Each Club Edition includes one iconic moment series player, full myClub squad, and other features.

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Steam on September 15. Pre-orders are available now for gamers priced out at $29.99. For existing PES 2020 or PES 2020 LITE users, pre-order a Club Edition through either game to receive a 20% discount.

To stay up to date on all information involving the game, gamers can check out the Konami website here.


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